10.3. Technology Changes Outside the SAN

Changes in other sectors of Information Technology drive SAN development. To return the favor, SAN development will drive new changes in these sectors.

10.3.1. The Internet

The Internet started as a relatively small network of interconnected university and government computers, and, by extension, a network of users. Today, there are tens (some reports say hundreds) of millions of connected PCs. Its growth drives of lot of things, and it should be no surprise at all that it’s a driver of SAN development.

The Internet (and the World Wide Web in particular) is a young, healthy boomtown with a brawling, frontier mentality. And that’s a pretty good thing.

There’s plenty of access, but not much data.

Not much ...

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